Darwin A. Bullé-Goyri
Mexican drummer and percussionist. Performing arts and pit musician. He has been performing in musical theater, shows and concerts since 2015. Jingles, music for commercials, small compositions and incidental music in musical theater and short films are also part of his musical experience.
Since elementary school Darwin learned to play the drums on his own. Later in junior high he learned to play the guitar and the bass as well as singing. Years later at high school he took particular lessons of violin, piano, singing, ensemble and music theory. In 2014 he was part of the Berklee Latino program by Berklee College of Music at Mexico City having lessons with professors such as Oscar Stagnaro, Javier Limón, Mark Walker, Sofía Rei and Nando Michellin. He also took a Masterclass with Armando Manzanero and a talk with Alejandro Sanz.
From 2015 to 2020 Darwin studied an undergraduate in Music at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). There he was part of the Institutional Orchestra called Symphonia, which had several concerts during those 5 years. He was also part of the Las Américas Concert Band and was part of the 1st encounter of Symphonic Bands with special guest Johan de Meij, as composer and conductor. He was also involved in the musical theatre project taking different roles:
- 2015-2016 Once on this Island – Choir
- 2016-2017 Dracula – Actor/Singer as Arthur Holmwood
- 2017-2018 Victor Victoria – 2017: Actor as André Cassell. 2018: Drummer
- 2018-2019 Regina – Drummer and Percussionist
All these musicals had tours in different mexican states.
During the undergraduate program he took classes such as Ear Training (I-V), Drums and Percussion (I-VIII), Tonal and Chromatic Harmony, Composition, Choir (I-II), Conducting, Musical Analysis, Chamber Music (I-III) among others.
He graduated from the program being a member of the Programa de Honores UDLAP (Honors Student) where he was able to work with a jazz ensemble called The Bluecheese. This ensemble started as a jazz combo but through the years it expanded till it got to be a full Big Band, playing jazz standards, popular songs, original compositions and famous musical theater and film themes. The Bluecheese had many concerts inside and outside of the UDLAP from 2016 to 2020. And as a requirement to graduate from the program Darwin was asked to develop a thesis. Based on Cage & Cunningham’s Chance Operations he developed a thesis called “Evolutio: una reflexión escénica del jazz y la sociedad americana” (Evolutio: an scenic reflection about jazz and the American society) along with a video performance, in which not the musicians, neither the dancer knew anything but the structure of the piece and no one listened to each other until everybody was done recording.
After concluding all of his courses and requirements, Darwin A. Bullé-Goyri finally achieved the Music Undergraduate degree.
Early Musical Theory classes allowed Darwin to teach Musical Theory since he was 18, where he started his professional career as a musician. Early singing classes allowed him to be part of Musical Theatre Casts such as Romeo & Juliet and Beauty and the Beast, where he found the love for Musicals. After he entered to the Undergraduate in Music and learned to read percussion, he became the Drummer of the annual musical project of the Instituto Oriente de Puebla:
- 2016-2017 We Will Rock You
- 2017-2018 Hairspray
- 2018-2019 Newsies
- 2019-2020 Les Misèrables
He also played Percussion in Mamma Mía! with Arte Cosmo at Mexico City.
In 2018 he was invited to play with the Contrapunto Orchestra which was about to go to a Youth Orchestras Encounter called Eurochestries in France. He accepted and in a 2-week journey they played 7 concerts touring through different French towns.
Darwin A. Bullé-Goyri has worked as a musician and performer for 3 years in-a-row at the Africam Safari Park in the Nocturne Shows:
- 2017-2018 LÀN – Actor/Percussion
- 2018-2019 Exposición de huesos – Actor/Clown
- 2019-2020 Vida – Actor/Percussion
Nowadays he has an artistic project with a dancer called Covid Operations. Inspired by Cage & Cunningham’s Chance Operations Darwin & Joanna choose randomly a topic, duration and days of preparation to make a video with original Music and original Choreography. None of the performers watches the other one’s video until both are fully edited. Joanna is living at Wisconsin, USA and Darwin at Puebla, Mexico.
He’s also composing music for commercials as well as jingles for local brands. He’s online-teaching Choir, Basic Piano and Musical Theory during this quarantine as well.
- Off Broadway
- Other Countries
Interested in touring?
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
My Primary Instrument
- Drums and Percussion
- Bass - electric
- Guitar - acoustic
- Guitar - electric
- Synth - keyboards